In Guardia

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that evokes an authentic event that took place regularly inside important military fortifications in Malta and Gozo. The re-enactment portrays the inspection of the garrison of the Palace by the Grand Bailiff in charge of military affairs. 

During the re-enactment, the troops - some 50 re-enactors in all - are kitted out in their finest uniforms to perform their military drill in order to demonstrate to the Grand Bailiff their state of readiness in the event of a military threat.

The show starts at 11.00 hrs and lasts 45 minutes.


As from Sunday 1st April 2018, entry fees will be as follows:

  • Adults - €10
  • Children aged between 6 and 12 years - €5

This re-enactment is typically held at Fort St. Elmo in Valletta. However, it is occasionally shifted to Fort St. Angelo in Vittoriosa. Please refer to the online events calendar detailing the exact dates and venues. 

The In Guardia Parade is organised by the MALTA TOURISM AUTHORITY. For further information please write to